International Studies in Phenomenology and Philosophy

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De un vacío aparente

Una lectura de "Das Schloß" de F. Kafka

Guillermo Moreno Tirado

pp. 289-316

This paper aims to read Das Schloß by F. Kafka from a phenomenological-hermeneutic investigation project (in the eminent Heideggerian sense), from where to identify the “poetical mark” of the novel. Assuming this methodological perspective, it will attempt to interpret the “poetical mark” of the novel in order to mark it as the guide which leads our whole interpretation of the text, in which the distance and differences between K. (and us, as interpreters) and the villagers will be described. Finally, we will confront with R. Calasso’s description of the castle as a place of concretion of power according to our interpretation of the scheinbare Leere (apparent emptiness) from the novel’s beginning and K.’s “title” of Landvermessen (surveyor).

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